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Technical Architect - Public Cloud

Company: Marriott
Location: Providence
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Number 22203379

Job Category Information Technology

Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? Y

Relocation? N

Position Type Management


Reporting to the Sr. Director, Public Cloud Services, this position is accountable for executing against Marriott Internationals Cloud Strategy to bring internet facing applications to our customers around the World. Performs research, analysis, design, and creation of products and services within a service catalog to mature the cloud program and enable customer-facing and other enterprise products and platforms.


Education and Experience


8+ years experience progressive infrastructure engineering and/or architecture experience

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience/certification

5+ years experience in working with Cloud Infrastructure Architecture and Design with expertise in one or more of the following

Public Clouds

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Azure

Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun)

Infrastructure and Configuration Management as code Services

HashiCorp HashiStack: Terraform, Vault, Consul, Nomad

Ansible Automation Platform (AAP)

Cloud Service Provider SDKs and APIs

Custom API Development (Web Services)

2+ years experience in working with Kubernetes Container-as-a-Service Platforms (Docker Enterprise, Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise, VMware EKS, Mesosphere)

2+ years engineering or architecture experience in enterprise systems that support 99.99% service availability in an Agile environment


Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

Expert understanding of infrastructure technologies including some or all of the following:

Operating Systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, Windows, CentOS

Storage: Local Block Storage, Object Storage, Cross Region Replication (XDCR), Backup & Recovery Best Practices

Network Virtualization: Akamai Global Traffic Management and Edge & Delivery Networks, Elastic Load Balancing Services, Domain Name Services and Registration

Security: Compliance, Information Assurance, Data Protection using industry-best practices and tooling (Crowdstrike Falcon,, Splunk Phantom, HashiCorp Vault signers, SHA1 and SHA2 certificate management)

Applications Frameworks: Tomcat, Java Spring, Java Play, node.js, NginX, JavaEE, HTML5

Familiarity with both relational (Oracle, DB2, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MSSQL Server), non-relational (Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB) database technologies, and database caching technologies (Memcached, Redis)

Familiarity with cloud native database technologies (Google Cloud Spanner, Microsoft Azure CosmosDB, Amazon RDS Aurora)

One or more Cloud Certifications: CompTIA Cloud+, EMC Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, VMWare VCP6 Cloud, Google Certified Professional - Cloud Architect, Microsoft Certifications: 70-532, 70-533, 70-534, 70-246, 70-247, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Experience in software development engineering (JavaScript, Java, Ruby, Python, Go)

Experience with an enterprise cloud transformation effort across a portfolio of similar size

Experience in retail and/or hospitality industries



Provides leadership, oversight, governance and strategic direction related to Cloud Services to enable the delivery of IT services

Oversees the documentation of all architecture design and analysis work

Represents the Infrastructure Delivery Team in project design and execution plans, to align them with Infrastructure Delivery Projects and Roadmap

Technology Management

Establishes a Cloud Asset Management Platform, facilitating the normalization of billing, provisioning, and capacity management.

Partners with other Cloud architects to converge cloud footprints into an enterprise-grade cloud.

Provides input to the Marriott infrastructure architecture and governance model

Provides technical leadership, oversight, standardization and validation of the effectiveness for the Cloud Environment

Researches, designs, and implements high-performing software components that are standards-based, highly available and secured, delivering the required business functionality

Provides documents with a focus on how services will be leveraged in the solution architecture

Participates in the evaluation and selection of Infrastructure based products

Defines Technical Infrastructure Architectures as they related to Software Solutions Architecture initiatives within EA and Software Delivery Lifecycles (SDLCs)

Institutes governance based on best practices and ensure proper alignment to projects and major initiatives

Leads analysis of the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement

Leads analysis of technology industry and market trends to determine the potential impact on the overall Infrastructure architecture

Supports Solution and Domain Architecture by providing architecture direction in terms of technology, software and infrastructure for projects in the delivery life cycle

Consults with architecture teams to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs.

Defines and executes upon how to transition complex applications, products, and services from the Traditional IT datacenter environment to private and/or public cloud environments

Translation of project-level and enterprise-level infrastructure architectures from the Traditional IT (systems, networking, and/or storage) footprint to Cloud Native footprints

Partners with Cloud Service and other technology service providers

Managing Projects and Priorities

Functions as a strategic senior technical expert within the department.

Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

Champions leaders vision for product and service delivery.

Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep moving forward toward achievement of goals.

Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects.

Determines priorities, schedules, plans and necessary resources to promote completion of any projects on schedule.

Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Reviews vendor proposals and selects appropriate vendor for services/technologies/hardware.

Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new project plans.

Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.

Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the quality of operations.

Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders

Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders.

Communicates concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand.

Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities.

Supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

Providing Technical Support and Consultation

Provides technical expertise and technical leadership within own and other teams.

Provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of processes and programs.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of function-specific procedures.

Applies knowledge/judgment to achieve business goals.

Foresees, identifies and resolves problems.

Keeps up-to-date technically and applies new knowledge to job.

Performs other reasonable duties as required for this position.

California Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $239,250.00 annually.

Colorado Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $217,498.00 annually.

New York City & Westchester County, NY Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $130,500.00 to $239,250.00 annually.

Washington Applicants Only: The salary range for this position is $107,850.00 to $239,250.00 annually. In addition to the annual salary, the position will be eligible to receive an annual bonus and restricted stock units/stock grants. Employees will accrue 0.4616 PTO balance for every hour worked and eligible to receive minimum of 7 holidays annually.

All locations offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, health care flexible spending account, dependent care flexible spending account, life insurance, disability insurance, accident insurance, adoption expense reimbursements, paid parental leave, educational assistance, 401(k) plan, stock purchase plan, discounts at Marriott properties, commuter benefits, employee assistance plan, and childcare discounts. Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, which may include rules regarding eligibility, enrollment, waiting period, contribution, benefit limits, election changes, benefit exclusions, and others.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Marriott International is the worlds largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

Keywords: Marriott, Providence , Technical Architect - Public Cloud, Other , Providence, Rhode Island

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